About Me

Welcome to the website of Bryan Young.

I'm Bryan Young.

I've been working in storytelling for a long time and this blog has been active in one form or another since 2005 or so.  The original mission of this site was to post a short piece of free fiction that I'd written once a month.  Since I've become a professional writer, I've started to revise and reedit the stories that were available here, publishing them in short story collections and in small digital packs.

I started my career as a storyteller in film and have co-directed (with Elias Pate) numerous shorts and two feature-length films.  Between us and on my own, I've been involved in writing almost 20 feature length screenplays.  I got into writing, assistant-direction, and producing of documentary films with This Divided State and carried on with twice as much responsibility on Killer at Large.  Both films won numerous awards and are currently available on DVD across the world from The Disinformation Company and are available on Netflix.

Since 2006, I've been a contributor to The Huffington Post where I've been writing about politics, comic books, and the intersections of the two.  In 2009, Lucas Ackley and I founded the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! where I am Editor-in-Chief.  I've also written close to 1700 articles for the site, and my primary beat is covering Star Wars. Now, I'm pleased to report that I'm doing a series on film and Star Wars for the official Star Wars website.

As far as my career as a prose writer, I published my first short story as a junior in high school in 1997. It was a science fiction short called "The Assassination of Hitler" and has since been (gratefully) lost to the sands of time.  I continued writing prose, though not for publication until 2005, when I began this site originally. I helped Derek Hunter write the first issue of Pirate Club, which eventually turned into two graphic novels at Slave Labor Graphics. After that, we collaborated on a story for the first Popgun Anthology for Image Comics. In October of 2010, I published my first novella called The Colossus.  I was invited by Mike Stackpole to write it as part of his Chain Story Project.  My first novel, Lost at the Con, came out in June 2011.  It was released alongside a collection of short fiction stories I wrote called Man Against the Future. Since then, I've released a sci-fi adventure novel called Operation: Montauk, and have 3 more novels in various stages of revision and publication.

If you'd like to contact me, you can email me at editor (at) bigshinyrobot.com or bryan (at) shineboxmp.com.

Current Projects:

Spring/Summer '13 - The Serpent's Head - A science fiction western-style novel.

Summer '13 - My stories will appear in three different anthologies hitting this summer.

Fall '13 - Release of A Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination

Throughout these dates I'll be publishing smaller projects, short story collections, and essays along the way.  Be sure to check back often.